Faith, Reason, and Reading the Bible – Christian Article

Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Theology Nerd Podcast with the Dr. Tripp Fuller. This is a shorter Q&A episode, where your friendly, local internet theologian answers questions submitted by you. In this episode Tripp tries to tackle two questions: How did the early church see the relationship between religion/faith and reason/science? How has contemporary science impacted the way Christians read scripture? Learn about Augustine’s 4 rules for negotiating faith and reason, the multiple layers of meaning in…

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Be Glad the Gospels Don’t Line Up – Christian Article

Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Theology Nerd Podcast with the Dr. Tripp Fuller. This is a shorter Q&A episode, where your friendly, local internet theologian answers questions submitted by you. This week’s question: What do I do with 4 different, contradictory, gospel stories? In answering, Tripp wants to convince you that you should be glad the gospels don’t line up. He shares about that time he discovered his bible was broken, the gifts that allowing the gospels…

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Did Early Christians Think The Bible Was Inerrant? – Christian Article

Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Theology Nerd Podcast with the Dr. Tripp Fuller. This is a shorter Q&A episode, where your friendly, local internet theologian answers questions submitted by you. Today’s question: did the early Christians believe the Bible was inerrant? The short answer is no. But it’s a little more complicated than that. Tripp explains what is even meant by inerrancy, how inerrancy is a product of the Enlightenment, the fights the early church had about the authority…

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Should We Open the Canon, or Keep It Closed? – Christian Article

Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Theology Nerd Podcast with the Dr. Tripp Fuller. This is a shorter Q&A episode, where your friendly, local internet theologian answers questions submitted by you. Today’s question: is the canon open or closed? how would communities decide what new texts should be considered to be part of an ongoing living bible or canon? In this episode, Tripp explains what the the canon is, and gives 3 reasons to open the canon, and 3 reasons…

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Evil: Part 1 – Christian Article

Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Theology Nerd Podcast with the Dr. Tripp Fuller. This is a shorter Q&A episode, where your friendly, local internet theologian answers questions submitted by you. We got lot of questions about evil, suffering, and divine power. There is the classic philosophical question about evil, and then there is the theological question about evil. How do you even begin to answer these questions? do you deny the goodness of God? do you deny the reality of…

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Evil: Part 2 – Christian Article

Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Theology Nerd Podcast with the Dr. Tripp Fuller. This is a shorter Q&A episode, where your friendly, local internet theologian answers questions submitted by you. In this episode, Tripp picks up where he left off last time and addresses some more questions surrounding evil: doesn’t the problem of evil change throughout scripture? aren’t there different answers to it? how does the move towards monotheism in Judaism (not to mention Christian monotheism) change our understanding…

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What’s the Point of Christianity? w/ Brian McLaren – Christian Article

Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Theology Nerd Podcast with the Dr. Tripp Fuller. This is a shorter Q&A episode, where your friendly, local internet theologian answers questions submitted by you. Today, Tripp is joined by Brian McLaren to help answer your questions, including: In the past 3 years I’ve become more committed as a christian and more progressive politically. I just don’t understand the outrage cultural online among progressive Christians where we eat our own. How can we do…

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Christian Parenting without Baggage? with Brian McLaren – Christian Article

Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Theology Nerd Podcast with the Dr. Tripp Fuller. This is a shorter Q&A episode, where your friendly, local internet theologian answers questions submitted by you. Today, Tripp is joined by Brian McLaren to help answer your questions, including: How do you share your faith with your children with less baggage then you had? What is the role of the community and extended family in this process? Brian and Tripp talk about figuring out a curriculum…

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The 3 Best (and Worst) Theological Ideas with Brian McLaren – Christian Article

Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Theology Nerd Podcast with the Dr. Tripp Fuller. This is a shorter Q&A episode, where your friendly, local internet theologian answers questions submitted by you. Today, Tripp is joined by Brian McLaren to help answer your questions, including: what are the 3 best and worst theological ideas you’re thinking about today? Brian shares his three (total depravity/original sin; literal/inerrant interpretations of scripture; that humans are separate from creation) and asks Tripp an important question. Plus,…

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Are We in the Midst of a Cold Civil War? with Scott Paeth – Christian Article

Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Theology Nerd Podcast with the Dr. Tripp Fuller. This is a shorter Q&A episode, where your friendly, local internet theologian answers questions submitted by you. Today Tripp is joined by Scott Paeth, professor and ethicist at DePaul University, to help answer your questions, including: how would you make the best possible case, as a Christian, for supporting Donald Trump? Scott explains under what circumstances it is preferable to support Trump, discusses how an ethicist look…

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The Affinities Between Marxism and Christianity with Scott Paeth – Christian Article

Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Theology Nerd Podcast with the Dr. Tripp Fuller. This is a shorter Q&A episode, where your friendly, local internet theologian answers questions submitted by you. Today Tripp is joined by Scott Paeth, professor and ethicist at DePaul University, to help answer your questions, including: what is gained by engaging with Karl Marx if you’re a Christian? Scott and Tripp discuss the affinities between Marxism and Christianity, how capitalism is contrary to Christian values, how Marxism…

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Close Encounters of the Theological Kind with Scott Paeth – Christian Article

Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Theology Nerd Podcast with the Dr. Tripp Fuller. This is a shorter Q&A episode, where your friendly, local internet theologian answers questions submitted by you. Today Tripp is joined by Scott Paeth, professor and ethicist at DePaul University, to help answer your questions, including: how would your theological picture of the world change if there was a verified encounter with a sentient extraterrestrial? Scott and Tripp discuss what that would mean for Christian theology, if…

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Do Progressive Christians Want to Make Disciples? – Christian Article

October 3, 2018 by Tripp Fuller Do Progressive Christians Want to Make Disciples? We got a call from Deacon Luke Allison and he has a topic that makes the progressive Christian wiggle – discipleship. Jesus called them and told us to do it, but has that time passed? What does disciple-making look like in our pluralistic world? How does the relationship of Jesus to his disciples in the New Testament impact our contemporary vision? Can the call to make disciples…

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Elgin goes to Mars – Christian Article

Elgin, my oldest son, just turned 11 and he has managed to talk himself into a podcast appearance. Personally I had a blast. It may be a completely new parenting tactic – get your 11 year old Son to record a podcast and they will talk to you about something other than Fortnite for 30 minutes!! Elgin is a pretty big fan of the National Geographic show MARS and we are currently rocking the second season. It is about an…

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